Monday, December 27, 2010

Keeping a Relationship Alive and Well

I had a somewhat jarring experience this afternoon that I just had to tell you about...

Stan and I have been blessed with three beautiful children, Adam, Leighlyn and Abigayle. After God gave us these three dolls, He saw fit to bless us again with Adam's lovely wife, Mel. Adam called me this afternoon to tell me of some very sad and emotional news of people whom we know. The couple was just getting ready to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary when circumstances have changed that will probably result in an ugly divorce. I am not going into any further details on this matter but I want to do some bragging on our son.

Adam recently visited with the couple whose marriage is in danger. Though he is only 31 years old, that boy has some great wisdom for a man of his age. Adam tried to give them some pointers that might help to fuse the pair back together again. He mentioned to them that it is the little, not the big, things that we can all do every day that bonds us better than anything else. Most of these little things require no money--just thoughtfulness. He also pointed out that today, when most of us are in one sort of financial distress or another, it is not always easy to go out and purchase tickets for you and the love of your life to go on a 'round the world cruise to solidify your relationship but so many itty bitty things will get the job done even easier.

He went on to communicate that one day this month, he told his wife that he wanted to do something special with her. He took her to a convenience store in Garden City where they each purchased a cup of hot chocolate. With their cups' lids in place, they drove to a local park where they could hear Christmas music that was being played in the downtown business area. Once there, they walked to the park and just sat together, drinking hot chocolate and holding each other's hands... Now, if that is not romantic, I don't know what is! So many women constantly complain that their men don't have a romantic bone in their body. Well, Folks, Adam has romance in his soul. He learned it from his own father, my Danley.

Unfortunately, I think that Adam's advice got to the couple too late to make any difference now. But I want to pass it on to all of you who might be willing to give little pieces of your love every day. Those little pieces will stick together and make great differences in your love's life.


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